Friday, December 12, 2008



I have been doing a bit of work for Fortnum and Mason this year (I have just finished the illustrations for their lovely Easter Eggs !!!) These 3 illustrations were created for press ads for the Guardian and the Times letting people know about their special xmas events, one was for cocktail making classes, xmas cooking evenings and childrens storytelling evenings - I'm hope you can work out which one is which ! Sometimes the difficult thing with doing illustrations is you have to fit things into shapes you would never normally do - but then sometimes these challenging things can be the best fun and make you stretch your imagination a bit too.
Working for Fortnums has been hard in another way, one of my favourite artists Edward Bawden did lots of work for them throughout his long career and I know that when they approached me it was because they wanted to get back some of the flavour of the playfulness of his designs, as such I have been doing my utmost to try and NOT look at any of EB's work in case I am influenced by him too directly !!! Anyway this is what I done for them !!!

14 comments:

Flora D said...

they look great, congratulations :)

Kelly McClorey said...

and they're wonderful!

Dick and Dora said...

The work looks great. Fortnum and Masons and Christmas go together so well. Although we now live on the other side of the world, we still have their decorations hanging on our tree.

Bethany Hissong said...

They are wonderful! I love what you said about being pushed to work out an idea in a different way... seems that is how most things go and probably why you are so creative!!

Di said...

They are beautiful! It must feel strange thinking about Easter Eggs before Christmas is even past - like cream eggs in a stocking!!

Cindy said...

I have no idea what Fortnum and Masons is. Sounds fancy. I will google it! Cutting stuff for eggs is so tricky.

dylanio said...

looks great.
Congratulation!
.^)

Snippety Gibbet said...

These are very appealing.

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Lucy Joy said...

lovely! happy new year x

Sophie Elm said...

I love Edward Bawden's illustrations for Fortnum's. I can see why they have picked you to bring that beauty back. Really really lovely. Happy New Year!

Dick and Dora said...

What else have you been up to since 12 Dec? We'd love to know (being the treacle beaks that we are!).

em. said...

really very very beautiful. x

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